Quad nations to promote responsible cyber habits
New Delhi: Internet users worldwide are targets of cybercrime and other malicious threats that can cost trillions of dollars each year and compromise sensitive, personal data. Many successful cyber attacks can be guarded against by simple preventative measures.
Together, Internet users and providers can take small steps to significantly improve cyber security and safety. These steps include routinely installing security updates, enabling enhanced identity checks through multi-factor authentication, utilizing stronger and regularly changing passphrases, and knowing how to identify common online scams, like phishing.
In view of this, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) nations are launching a public campaign to improve cyber security across the Quad nations: the Quad Cyber Challenge. In India, this action is being coordinated by the Office of National Cyber Security Coordinator with the National Security Council Secretariat.
The Quad states are Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. The Quad Plus additional members are New Zealand, South Korea, and Vietnam.
They invite internet users across the Indo-Pacific and beyond to join the Challenge and pledge to practice safe and responsible cyber habits. The Challenge reflects the continuing Quad efforts to strengthen individuals’ and communities’ cyber security awareness and action, as well as to foster a more secure and resilient cyber ecosystem to benefit economies and users everywhere.
The Challenge provides resources, such as basic cybersecurity information and training, for all users– from corporations to educational institutions, small businesses, and individuals from grade school students to the elderly, and will culminate in events during the week of April 10, 2023.
The Quad partners said they are working to ensure everyone has access to the resources needed to make informed decisions while online and using smart devices. Learn what you and your organization can do to foster a safer, more secure, and more resilient cyberspace so that the Nations collectively be better protected from cyber threats.
– global bihari bureau